29 June, 2020
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One Sun One World One Grid
Recently, the Government of India has called for bids to roll-out the ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) plan. The plan focuses on a framework for facilitating global cooperation, building a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources (mainly solar energy) that can be seamlessly shared.
Far East including countries like Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia etc.
Far West covering the Middle East and the Africa Region.
Three Phases of the Plan:
First Phase: It deals with the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia (MESASEA) interconnection.
Fostering cross-border energy trade is an important part of India’s Neighbourhood-first policy.
India has been supplying power to Bangladesh and Nepal and has been championing a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) electricity grid minus Pakistan to meet electricity demand in the region.
The initial plans also involve setting up an under-sea link to connect with Oman in the West.
Second Phase: It deals with the MESASEA grid getting interconnected with the African power pools.
Third Phase: It is about global interconnection.
India is already expediting ISA's plan to set up the World Solar Bank (WSB) with a capital of USD 10 billion.
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